Post & Core

1. What is a post-and-core?

  • A post-and-core is a metal component of an extensive tooth repair:
    • It is a thin metal rod that is cemented into the root of a tooth.
    • It consists of a post that fits into the root canal, and a core portion that projects above the gum.
  • A new replacement crown will be cemented into position over the core.

2. Why is a post-and-core necessary after root canal treatment?

  • Teeth that are treated for root canal problems are often badly broken down.
  • They need to be built up before they can have a replacement crown fitted over them.
  • Post-and-core fabrication is the method of choice for the build-up process.

: Tooth Extraction

: Impacted Tooth

: Fillings

: Root Canal Treatment

: Cleaning

: Denture

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: Implant

: Crown & Bridge

: Veneer

: Whitening

: Orthodontics